Senegal-South Korea/Dakar signs two agreements with Seoul to equip the National Assembly and public laboratories
Senegal has signed two agreements with South Korea under which the East Asian country will provide the Senegalese National Assembly with communication facilities and equip laboratories in Kaolack (center), Louga (north) and Thies (west).
These are "grant agreements" involving 7.26 billion CFA francs, it was learned when they were signed by the Senegalese Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation, Oulimata Sarr, and the representative in Senegal of KOICA, the Korean International Cooperation Agency, Dongrib Kim.They were signed by Senegalese Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation, Oulimata Sarr, and the representative in Senegal of KOICA, the Korean International Cooperation Agency, Dongrib Kim.
The President of the National Assembly of Senegal, Amadou Mame Diop, the South Korean Ambassador to Senegal, Ji-joon Kim, the Senegalese Minister of Labour, Professional Organizations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dongrib Kim, and theThe signing ceremony was attended by the President of the National Assembly of Senegal, Amadou Mame Diop, the South Korean Ambassador to Senegal, Ji-joon Kim, the Senegalese Minister of Labor, Professional Organizations and Relations with Institutions, Samba Sy, several members of parliament and representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Action.
South Korea will, under the signed agreements, finance a project to support the modernization of the means of communication of the Senegalese National Assembly, with half of the 7 billion 260 million, according to both parties.
They say that the South Korean government will also support a project to strengthen public health laboratories in Senegal by equipping them with the other half.
The project to support the modernization of the means of communication of the National Assembly aims to (...) strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of the activities of the parliamentary institution," explained Oulimata Sarr.
The South Korean funding will increase the capacity of public biosafety and biosecurity laboratories, according to Ms. Sarr.
She said that the project funded by South Korea in this area will be used to build and equip laboratories in Kaolack, Louga and Thies.
These two new projects strengthen the portfolio of projects of the excellent cooperation between our two countries," said Dongrib Kim.
Amadou Mame Diop welcomed the partnership between the two parties.
The project to strengthen the means of communication of the National Assembly, launched in 2018, will ''propel'' this institution among the ''most modern parliaments and most in tune with the issues of their time,'' according to Mr. Diop.
With the introduction of new information technologies and communication, the transparency of parliamentary activities and communication with the public will be enhanced,'' he added.